The Effectiveness Of Measuring Clients For Proper Assessment

792 Words Jul 13th, 2016 4 Pages
The purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of measuring clients for proper assessment through the use of various formal instruments that may include symptom checklists, personality assessment, or other diagnostic instrument. The population of people this paper will explore are those who are or have been victims of domestic violence. It will further examine the purpose of this formal assessment instrument and the benefits it will have in counseling.

The population I am interested in providing services for are women of Domestic Violence. In addition to examining and treating victims of domestic violence, I would like to assess the effects of maltreatment and how it is interwoven into the fabric of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). Nonetheless, this epidemic affects all individuals regardless of their community, age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Similarly, this type of abuse is associated with emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as well, that may or may not demonstrate a pattern of dominance and control (safehorizon.org). Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations, and in some individuals last for a lifetime if it goes untreated (safehorizon.org).
The formal Spousal Assault Risk Assessment, or (SARA) is a formal…
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